They were done in time for Fiancee's birthday and Sissy surprised him by hanging them when he wasn't home. He called me when he saw them...I had just gotten of the plane in Houston. He just loved them. In the lower left hand corner of the second pic, you can see his new deer head. LOL! He got it from the taxidermist on Monday. He is enjoying decorating his man room.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I am so handy to have around.
While on vacation, I went to visit my baby sister in her new house in a tiny, tiny town in Tennessee. Her house is really pretty! One room that they were working on was her fiance's "man room." LOL! He is a hunter, so had some hunting pics, some guns and some other stuff in there, but the curtains were a little "girly."
Sissy mentioned that she and Mom had found fabric to make curtains, but they had not been made yet. Sissy doesn't sew and Mom hadn't gotten to them yet. So, I said, "I'll make them!"
I tried to sew them on Mom's sewing machine, but it would not sew the fabric. It is hard to describe the fabric, but it is sort of like a thin ultra suede with a slick back. We thought Mom's machine was messed up, but it worked on other fabrics.
So we started brainstorming. I thought I would just take them home with me and see if they would work on my machine. I also thought I could make no-sew curtains using fusible hem tape or some such thing. But when I mentioned that Sissy was hoping to have them by Fiancee's birthday, Mom said we should "go to town" and find something to that would work.
So, we went to town. We planned to go to WalMart, since there are no longer any fabric stores there, since WalMart ran them out of business. Oh, and WalMart has since gotten rid of their fabric departments! So, if Mom wants fabric, she has to go to Memphis. But some WalMarts still have sewing notions. We went to eat first...Chinese, yummy....and when we came out, I noticed a little quilting store. Mom said it was new as it has not been there the last time they were there. So I went in. It was a cute little store that had just opened a week before. And she had just what I needed. I won't go into detail about it, unless anyone asked. But we got it home and it worked great!! I made 4 panels for 2 windows.
Here are the products of my labors: